-- Premieres Tuesday 26 January at 6pm exclusively on Cartoon Network --


Sydney, Australia (January 14, 2016) – This Australia Day, Cartoon Network premieres an original production Long Live the Royals, a one-hour TV special, to air exclusively on Foxtel Channel 713 on Tuesday January 26 at 6pm.

Long Live the Royals is about a modern royal family living in an old-fashioned world. Based on Sean Szeles’ Emmy® Award-winning short, it’s the latest project to be greenlit from Cartoon Network Studios’ acclaimed global shorts program.

Long Live the Royals highlights how traditional celebrations can often be hectic, even more so if you’re royalty. During a week-long Yule Hare Festival this unique family of King Rufus (Jon Daly), Queen Eleanor (Wendi McLendon-Covey), Princess Rosalind (Gillian Jacobs), and Princes Peter (Kieran Culkin) and Alex (Nicki Rapp) try to keep it together. Mixing modern technology with medieval traditions they struggle, in often hilarious situations, to balance ruling a kingdom and life as a family. The Royals feast on delicious food, witness exciting frights and singing forest men, but most importantly they’ll be a family you’ll love to laugh at.

“I thought it would be cool to do a show about a family that was kind of funny that happens to be royalty. There’s going to be something in there for everyone,” said creator Sean Szeles.

The TV special features an all-star voice cast including Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids), Kieran Culkin (Fargo, Quitters), Peter Serafinowicz (Shaun of the Dead), Jon Daly (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids, The Goldbergs), Gillian Jacobs (Community, The Box), Nicki Rapp (The Walking Dead), Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live), Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Anchorman), Julian Barratt (The Mighty Boosh), Ken Marino (The State, Men Behaving Badly), Alfred Molina (Spider Man 2), Jermaine Fowler (Orange is the new Black), Nonso Anozie (Zoo, Game of Thrones), and Jordi Molla (Blow).

Long Live the Royals will encore on Saturday 30 January at 10am and Sunday 31 January at 4pm on Cartoon Network (Foxtel Channel 713).




Notes to editors:

Long Live the Royals is rated PG
View Long Live the Royals Episode 1 - Yule Scare - Tuesday 26 January at 6pm HERE
View Long Live the Royals Promo - HERE


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